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byBonito Designs May 8, 2024 In Blog Design Trends


Curb appeal is not just another real estate buzzword from glossy brochures; it is the most meaningful aspect of home ownership and can have the greatest telling effect on the aesthetic worth and marketability of a property. In fact, the concept is from the leafy lanes of suburban America, which has taken giant strides to establish itself in the cityscapes of India, especially in pacey metros like Bangalore and Mumbai. First impressions count, especially in space-crunched cities, and enhancing curb appeal is seen more as an art than a strategic investment. Curb appeal can sometimes be a major factor in determining how the value of a home may be perceived and, possibly, its desirability. It sets the tone for what’s inside and can either beckon visitors in or leave them indifferent. 

The outside of the house is like the face it presents to the world. It is the first thing that anybody from passersby, friends, or even potential buyers who would gain access to the house if they are interested in procuring it. 

Architectural Charm of a home curb

Architectural Charm

Now, in Bangalore and Mumbai, rapidly emerging super-competitive real estate markets merge conventional architectural charm with modern design. The curb appeal needs to do more than just that, for first impressions are formulated in seconds, and that one notoriously cannot change. Whether that be the bright color of the paint on the front, to the neatly pruned path leading to the grand front door, even to the elegance and symmetry of the window frames and planters, each part does work together in tandem to paint a coherent story of style and maintenance of the home. That said for the homeowner, investing in curb appeal will not only beautify but also increase the overall marketing value of his property. 

As we continue our further consideration of how to really make it happen and raise your home’s curb appeal, consider it like winning on two fronts: aesthetics improve, and economic advantages. 

This blog will be followed by practical tips and creative ideas for turning the outside of your home into a compelling invite to explore what lies beyond its doors, ideally raising its charm and, for city homeowners of those cities that are known for people with a lot of money and good taste, its competitive edge. 

Essential Elements of Curb Appeal 

Curb Appeal: That is the charm offensive of your house, the way your residence makes first impressions. In India, where diversity in cultures reflects on the diversity in home designs, there are some key elements to pin down that are playing pivot to the curb appeal. 

Landscaping is that green welcome mat to your property. Trimmed lawns and neat, meticulously pruned shrubs and plants, lively flower beds— all these contribute to some color and the serenity of nature against the sometimes stark urban landscape. 

Front Door – This should, in all circumstances, be the centerpiece of your house’s front outer wall. An actively elegant but graceful door in a bright color could attract one’s attention, allowing its designing and accessories to mirror the character of the home. 

Exterior Paint: The right color combination could turn a drab front into the most exhilarating display. You may go for hues matching the architectural style of your home, and those hues which are characteristic of your locality, be it earthy tones of the bungalows in Bangalore, or the pastel shades of Art Deco buildings in Mumbai. 

All the elements are very critical to the set dressing, influencing the aesthetic tone with which your home relays and, therefore, is a part of its visual impact, plus the “ahhhh” response to the onlookers. 

Landscaping for curb design

Landscaping for Impact 

Landscaping does much more than simply putting a few flowers in the ground; it does not stop at maintaining and caring for the yard. Land scaping is creating an aesthetic harmony that calls visitors into the yard. Below are some elaborate tips for your garden area to contribute towards curb appeal: 

Plant selection: Use native plants as they will grow much better in native climates than others, and also will minimize the need for water. One should also try to layer the plants according to their heights. 

Flower bed layout: Design your flower beds as natural extensions of your home’s lines. The sinuous flower bed can soften the squared-off exteriors of newer homes, while the rectangle enhances the formal look of a colonial-style residence. 

Lawn Care: The lawn is like the canvas for all other elements of your landscape. It involves regular mowing, watering, and periodic weeding. Seasonal and low-maintenance options 

Choose from perennials, returning from year to year with minimal care. Seasonal flowering plants add a periodic refresh to your landscape with minimal effort. 

Upgrading Your Entryway 

The entrance to your home is the handshake. It should be inviting and look fabulous. Here are improvements that will enhance curb appeal: 

Front Door Design 

Beauty and security can come with replacing a dated door for a new one. Bold colors like royal blue, emerald green, or, for a more traditional Indian setting, deep red are ideal. 

Porch Updates – Add a few easy chairs or a swing, and some potted plants that make the porch seem to call out to people. To make the space cozy, the porch should be well lit. 

Way to the Door: The way towards your door has to be kept clean and clear. You may decorate the walkway with natural stones or decorative tiles to make it look beautiful and light it accordingly during the night. 

Accessorize: Pay attention to details. Replace basic door handles and knockers with stylistic, noticeable ones. Elegant house numbers might help, and even consider an elegant overhead light fixture to brighten up the entrance. 

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Exterior Maintenance and Updates  

Keeping your home exterior in good shape is not just to boost the appeal of your curb; it’s also meant to prevent long-term damage that would otherwise leave your residence in a state of shambles. Here are practical steps to make sure that your home’s exterior is not getting spoiled. 

Regular Gutter Cleaning: Regular maintenance cleaning of your gutters can prevent possible water damage to your property and reduce the likelihood of debris collection, bringing in pests. Caring for the Window and Wall: 

Painting Updates: Indeed, one coat of paint can make a world of difference in your home. Get yourself high-quality exterior paint not to change but to change and protect the home against vagaries. 

Modern Siding and Decorative Elements: For sure, siding of the past era should be replaced with new materials which are more durable, insulating, and less maintained. Installing new shutters and a stone veneer or trim molding can offer a much enhanced style and exterior to your house. 

It will maintain the integrity of your structure and, added to increased aesthetic appeal, the home will stand out within the neighbourhood. 

Smart Enhancements for Lighting and Accessories 

Lights and accessories can turn the outside of your home into a showpiece after dark with strategic placement and careful selection. 

Here’s how to light and accessorize your features: 

Lighting for Aesthetics and Security: Install exterior lighting that serves both decorative and security purposes. Floodlights, for example, can light up large areas, while pathway lights improve navigation and safety during the night. Consider motion-sensor lights to enhance security without the need for constant illumination. 

Decorative Accessories: 

For example, window boxes filled with coloured flowers or, for that matter, the shutters not only beautify but give privacy and protection from weather elements. Decorative stonework around the entryway or along the driveway can provide a unique style and upscale feel to the property. 

Make safer and welcoming entrance ways: 

It’s a surefire way to light the porch and make it at the same time welcoming, with a stylish door light with a porch light. Accent lights can increase the visual impact of your home at night through the lighting of structural architectural components or landscaping. 

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How Can We Help: 

Enhancing your home’s exterior is more than just an aesthetic upgrade; it’s an investment in your property’s value and a commitment to its upkeep. From the strategic placement of lighting to accentuate architectural features to the thoughtful application of durable paints and modern sidings, every decision plays a crucial role in transforming your home’s curb appeal. But achieving the perfect balance between functionality, style, and budget requires expert knowledge and meticulous attention to detail—a hallmark of Bonito Designs. 

End-to-End Solutions:

We provide comprehensive design services that cover every aspect of home enhancement—from initial design concepts to the final touches. Whether you’re looking to revamp your entryway, update your landscaping, or overhaul your entire exterior, our team of over 300 skilled designers is here to bring your vision to life. 

Unmatched Quality: Our commitment to quality is unmatched, with over 400 rigorous tests and 7 quality checks ensuring that every material and design stands up to our high standards. This means your home not only looks good but is built to last. 

Timely Delivery: We respect your time. That’s why we promise a 90-day delivery from the start of the project, so you can enjoy your newly enhanced home as soon as possible. 

Budget-Friendly Options: We believe everyone deserves a beautiful home. With our transparent pricing and easy EMI options, we make sure that budget constraints never stand in the way of your dream home. 

In-House Manufacturing: By controlling the entire manufacturing process in-house, we ensure that every element of your home’s exterior is perfect in both function and form. We craft custom-made fixtures and bespoke architectural elements to your exact specifications.

Sustainability Practices: As an ISO-certified brand, we not only adhere to international standards but also commit to sustainable practices that minimize environmental impact. 

Transform your home’s exterior with Bonito Designs and make a lasting impression.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our end-to-end solutions can turn your home into a beacon of style and sophistication.